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Young Talents: Twincapella

07 Aug

Young Talents: Twincapella

TWINCAPELLA 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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0807 Twincapella

Twincapella is an award-winning a cappella vocal group formed in 2013 by two sets of twins: Caitlin Yeung, Maegan Yeung, Hillary Yuen and Sonia Yuen. They first met as students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) Junior Music Program, and founded Twincapella whilst studying together at Chinese International School.

 

Under the guidance of Ms. Jovita Leung, they had their debut performance in the annual Golden Note Competition 2013, winning first place in the Chamber Group category. They have arranged and performed classical and pop music, and are all classically trained ATCL vocalists. Possessing the mutual passion towards music, they have continued to expand their repertoire and shared their enthusiasm with music lovers in various performances, such as the Hong Kong Ballet Nutcracker Benefit, [email protected] ‘13, Musical Moments “Unplugged” 2014 concert, RTHK4 “Yes I Can Recital”, and Lifeline Express “Time to Shine” 2014 concert.

 

All these experiences and memories they built together truly brought them closer as musicians and as friends.

 

 

TWINS 1: Hillary and Sonia Yuen

Hillary and Sonia Yuen have been involved in musical activities throughout their lives. They started learning the piano at age 3, the violin at age 6, and singing at age 8. They are under the tutelage of Mr. Nan Wang (piano), Ms. Monica Chu (violin), Ms. Jenny Yip (music theory), and Ms. Jovita Leung (vocal). They have obtained LTCL in piano and violin, and ATCL distinction in singing. They were piano majors in the APA Junior music program for 11 years since 2004, and have attended piano masterclasses by Professor Gabriel Kwok, Professor Eleanor Wong, and Ms. Eva Lu.

 

They are leaders of various music groups in Chinese International School: Sonia is the Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and the pianist of the Concert Choir, and Hillary is the Principle of Second Violin in the Symphony Orchestra and the Head of the Concert Choir. They are both student leaders of the groups Cadenza (a string quartet) and the CIS Pops Orchestra.

 

Hillary and Sonia have participated in Professor Geoffrey Pratley’s vocal masterclass in 2014, and have been invited on to Nancy Loo’s RTHK4 program “Children’s Corner”. They have also participated in the annual Hong Kong School Music Festivals since 2003. A few notable titles they hold include: winners of “Piano Duet – Senior”, “Piano Solo: Composer of the year”, “Vocal Duet – Age 19 or under”, “Vocal solo – Foreign Language – Age 16 or under”, “Vocal solo – Chinese – Age 16 or under”, “Vocal solo – Foreign Language – Age 19 or under”, and “Vocal solo – Chinese – Age 19 or under”.

 

 

 

TWINS 2: Caitlin and Maegan Yeung

 

Caitlin and Maegan Yeung started learning the violin at 8, singing at 11, and obtained Grade 8 in violin and ATCL in singing with Distinction. They were violin majors in the APA Junior Music Program, where they participated in the Junior Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

 

Whilst studying at CIS, they were members of the Music Leadership Program and were involved in various music groups, such as the a cappella group Enharmonics, Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra. This year, they joined Wycombe Abbey School in the UK on a Choral Award Music Scholarship. At Wycombe Abbey, they are both House Music Conductors, and Maegan has won first prize in the House Music Competition Open Category. They are members of various music groups, such as the Holst Singers (12 vocalists selected from the Chapel Choir), Choral Group and Symphony Orchestra, and have been selected to perform as soloists in various school concerts.

They participated in Professor Geoffrey Pratley’s vocal masterclass in 2014, and performed in WONCA World Conference in Prague. They have also participated in the annual Hong Kong School Music Festivals, each having won in various categories, including Chinese and English vocal solo, vocal duet and violin solo for multiple years.

 

 PROGRAM

Francesco Paolo Tosti

La serenata

Wang Li Ping  王立平

The Sea 大海

John Rutter

A Clare Benediction

Léo Delibes

Flower Duetto

Narciso Serradell

La golondrina

Pat Ballard

Mr Sandman

Billy Joel

Lullabye

Francis Poulenc

Vinea mea electa

Joseph Kosma

Autumn Leaves

Beyoncé

Love On Top

Harold Arlen

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

 

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